Before Lisa Tolossa took over the reins of her beauty center and renamed it Doo It Up Salon, she was an employee for the previous owner. In the five years before she purchased the business, she perfected her skills as a hairstylist by learning Redken and Schwarzkopf coloring methods, studying Framesi cutting techniques, and earning certifications from Brazilian Blowout, Cadiveu, Keratin Complex, and Joico.
Today, Tolossa captains a roster of stylists who primp clients at the salon’s nine hair stations, one nail station, and two private rooms. Amidst deep-purple accents, corrugated-metal walls, and Craftsman tool chests filled with beauty supplies, the multitalented staff - including nail technician and mani-pedi expert Lynne Ho - crafts new looks with an array of services for nails, hair, and skin. They also sell products by Eufora, Moroccanoil, Brazilian Blowout, and American Crew, which can be used to style coiffures or lubricate a squeaky robotic arm.
Operating out of Definitions Salon & Spa, stylist Riley Elrod commands the loyalty of her clients through the deft manipulation of everything from shears to coloring products. Of course, she doesn't revamp hair alone; she's aided by Definitions' well-stock selection of styling accoutrements, including potions from trusted names such as Keune, Kenra, and Wella.
Gina has been beautifying clients since 1999, and has built up a loyal clientele with her attention to detail and her wide range of skincare services. To help complexions glow their brightest, Gina relies on Dermalogica products and advanced techniques such as oxygen infusion treatments and microdermabrasion. Each of her treatments zeroes in on a specific issue, whether that's signs of aging, acne, or inflammation. But Gina is an expert in more than facials. She also tints and perms brows and lashes, waxes away unwanted hair, and meticulously applies permanent makeup, imbuing skin with pigment that shaves time off morning routines and prevents the deforestation of lipstick fields.
Lookfine Threading and Beauty Salon's Upland beauty professionals vanquish blemishes with contemporary techniques, including electrical microcurrent treatments and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, as well as a passion for threading, the ancient art of sculpting eyebrows into shapely arches with a cotton strand. Meanwhile, the graceful curlicues and camouflaged exam answers characteristic of henna tattoos temporarily infuse complexions with a fresh aesthetic.
Ornate chandeliers, handsome wood hutches, and a vintage mirror set over a fireplace dress up the 1920s tudor home that serves as The Wax Lounge’s headquarters. But behind all that beauty lies a highly educated staff, including a salon biochemist who draws on a background in biological engineering and cosmetic chemistry to formulate many of the in-house products. That combination of style and substance permeates a menu of more than 250 services, including facials that firm sagging skin with microcurrent technology and Brazilian waxes made less daunting with the application of a special numbing cream. A lash specialist at the helm of the salon's GlitzLash Bar takes over where Mother Nature left off by dressing up peepers with extensions that call to mind pinup girls, burlesque stars, or the world's sexiest movie camels. Those looking to enhance their natural lash lines can try semipermanent mascara, which is formulated to be hypoallergenic, water resistant, and safe for pregnant women.
Veteran hair expert, Ashley Balough specializes in all areas of hair design and make-up. A graduate of Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology, she continued her education through advanced courses with Wella Studios, Toni&Guy Academy, Bumble and Bumble, and Brazilian Blowout. Keeping with the up-to-date fashions and styling techniques, Ashley uses her 7 years of experience to craft the perfect style for every client. From the open floor plan at Tenth Street Hair Lounge, she performs precision hair cuts and color for both men and women.